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If you haven't figured it out by now,
it's time to realize you're involved in a giant paper shuffle
and this IS NOT a spectator sport.
Put down your gun
and pick up your keyboard.
The battlefield has changed.
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Monday night was lasagna night inside the strip-mall storefront of VFW Post 9981. Clemson
was still behind Alabama on the big screens as regulars trickled in. At the bar, Joe Federmann
considered how Esteban Santiago fell through the social safety net Alaska has for veterans.
A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S.
military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp,
run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help of donations from local
companies and residents. Mitchell Riley reports for Arizona Public Media.
Women are the fastest growing veteran population, with 2.2 million women veterans
representing every branch of the military living nationwide, a number that is expected to double
over the next ten years. That’s ten percent of the current veteran population. But as more
women veterans return to civilian life, many are facing new battles at home.
You've waited 28 months.
There were 3 C & P exams.
You can't find a job.
You're behind on your
rent and everything else.
Your marriage is coming apart.
Your PTSD has reached a new level.
Now what the hell do you do?
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The poisoned water at Camp Lejeune was discovered in 1980. Finally, the Department of
Veterans Affairs has completed an agonizingly long process to provide automatic benefits
for thousands of Marines who developed cancer and other diseases after consuming
the base's tainted drinking water. It's hardly a cause for jubilation, but it is a triumph
for veterans and their families who should not have had to battle so hard.
A new report on one of the most dreaded war wounds finds that 1,367 men in the United
States military suffered injuries to their genitals or urinary tract in Iraq or Afghanistan from
2001 to 2013, mostly from bomb blasts. More than a third of the injuries were severe.
A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs internal rating system for veterans health care
across the country has given Fort Harrison a one-star rating for its performance.
A former agency official says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is slow to discipline employees
for misconduct and too willing to settle disciplinary cases without firing the workers involved.
Until recently, the VA’s quality-of-care ratings for its medical facilities across
the United States remained private. Last month, a USA TODAY investigation
exposed the secret rating system for the 146 VA medical centers across
the country. The VA had rated each facility on a scale of one to five stars,
with five being the best rating and one being the worst.
Many factors are used to rate the facilities.
An Army veteran who received $300,000 in benefits over the course of several years is facing
more than a decade in prison after investigators found she was faking her disability.
A federal jury found her guilty in connection with the case Thursday in Jacksonville.
Some still concerned about crisis line’s management
Significant improvements have come to the Veterans Crisis Line to address its troubled history
of long wait times, unanswered calls and over-reliance on backup centers, according to
Matt Eitutis, acting director of Veterans Affairs member services in Topeka, which
oversees the crisis line. At one point, up to half of the workload was
going to four backup call lines managed by Mental Health Association.
“It was ridiculous,” Eitutis said.
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The Department of Defense announced a renewed effort to ensure veterans are
aware of the opportunity to have
their discharges and
military records reviewed.
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Half a century later, readers recall the pain and destruction on the battlefield and off.
The federal system that cares for millions of our veterans is badly broken, but dumping
the problem in the lap of private medicine won't fix it.
Almost three years after long waits for medical appointments for veterans exploded into
a nationwide scandal, the Phoenix VA hospital at the center of the crisis
still is not providing timely care, a watchdog group documented Monday.
The Department of Defense announced a policy change that will extend limited online military
exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military. The veterans
online shopping benefit will be effective this Veterans Day, Nov. 11. While shopping privileges
exclude the purchase of uniforms, alcohol and tobacco products, it includes the Exchange
Services’ dynamic online retail environment known so well to service members and their families.
This policy change follows careful analysis, coordination and strong public support.
By Toxic Water At Camp Lejeune
Affected veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune may now submit applications for benefits,
once the rule is officially published Friday. The federal bureaucracy moved at an agonizing
crawl for the Marine Corps veterans sickened by the contaminated drinking water at Camp
Lejeune in North Carolina. Some died waiting for government benefits.
Trump’s surprise VA pick known as turnaround artist
President-elect Donald Trump surprised many when he chose one of President Obama’s
appointees to run the Department of Veterans Affairs after pledging to overhaul the department
during the campaign. But the nominee, current under secretary of health David Shulkin, has a
long history in the private sector turning around struggling hospitals.
Adding your dependents to your VA benefits is always
an exercise in frustration. Here's some new guidance
VA is providing its representatives.